Duncans in Guthrie Co. IA


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1851 from Jackson
Carroll formed 1851 from Guthrie


1860 Guthrie Co. IA Census
Panora Twp.
Pg.484, #9-11, D.E. DUNCAN (m) 28 IN drugstore $0-$2200
                  Sophia 29 OH
                  Vestina 3 IN
                  D?.C. LEMMON (m) 23 IN drug store $2000-$1300

1870 Guthrie Co. IA Census
Cass Twp.
Pg.170, #85-85, DUNKIN, Michael 36 OH druggist $800-$1400
                  F.A. (f) 19 PA
                  Emmej? (Emmet?) (f) 1/12 IA b.May
                  (MAD: 1860 Carroll Co. IN census; Michael Duncan mar. Florence T. Harlan 3/8/1869)
Pg.202, #49-49, DUNCAN, Alvin (m) 42 MA BLACK laborer $1200-$700 (alone) (MAD: indexed Alaim and Alvin, possibly Aloni?)


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, John P., widow Gillilan, Susan Duncan; I 46 Ia. Inf.; 1890 Sept. 2, Invalid Appl. #966025, Cert. #776268, Iowa; 1916 Oct. 2, Widow Appl. #1077645, no cert., Cali. (MAD: 1860 Cedar Co. IA; ?? 1850 Jackson Co. IA; 1880 Guthrie Co. IA)
      Dunkin, Michael, widow Dunkin, Florence N.; A 46 Ind. Inf.; 1890 Jan. 17, Invalid Appl. #749349, Cert. #921138, Colo.; 1914 Jan. 20, Widow Appl. #1020827, Cert. #780444, Wash. (MAD: 1910 Chehalis Co. WA; 1900 Eagle Co. CO, b.1831 OH; 1860 Carroll Co. IN census; 1870 Guthrie Co. IA census; 1880 Lake Co. CO census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1884 "History of Guthrie and Adair counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens" pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.7 H2ga; Los Angeles Public Library book)
      No Duncan indexed in Guthrie Co.
      Pg.993, Adair County: M. Dunkin, popular druggist of Adair, is a native of Montgomery Co. OH, born in the city of Dayton, April 25, 1834, son of Joshua Dunkin, a native of Ohio, and of Scotch origin; mother, Julia Smith, born in Maryland. When very young, with his father's family, the subject of this sketch removed to Indiana, settling there on a farm, where he remained till 1865 ... to Panora ... to Colorado in 1878, stopping at Leadville ... six years ... he emigrated to Adair village, .... His wife was Miss Florence Harlan, a daughter of G.W. and Emma (Brown) Harlan, ... The marriage took place March 4, 1869. .... (MAD: Joshua Dunkin in 1840-1850 Carroll Co. IN)

1896 "A Memorial and biographical record of Iowa" pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1896 (HeritageQuest image 3/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 11536; FHL book 977.7 D3m)
      Pg.1000-1002: Capt. PETER H. LENON, Guthrie Center, is one of the best known citizens of Guthrie County, Iowa. His birth occurred in Carroll county, Indiana, on the 28th day of June, A.D. 1837. Early in life he was bereft of his parents' training and counsel, his mother having died when he was five years old, and his father two years later. His recollection of his parents is therefore very vague, and thus early orphaned he grew to manhood mostly among strangers. The father of our subject was James R. Lenon, who wedded Miss Elizabeth Dunkin in Carroll county, Indiana, though they were both natives of Virginia. The father, a farmer by occupation, died at the age of 32 years and his mother at the age of 28, both in Carroll County. ... (more on Peter H. Lenon's life, in 1858 to Nebraska City, Nebraska, mention he and his elder brother in partnership) Captain Lenon chose for his companion Miss Emma Baxley, whom he married in December, 1865 ... his only living brother, John D., is a resident of Panora, Iowa ... his brother Henry was a soldier in the late war and was killed at Vicksburg.


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